This week in RE, Year 5 have been looking at the story of Moses and the burning bush. Here, God reveals his name - I Am - the first person singular form of the verb to be. We discussed the need for great care when using the name of God. Many Jewish people will not even take the name on their lips. We can be a little careless using the name of God and we thought about how we should show respect for others in the words we say. The burning bush also points to the judgement God was going to bring on the Egyptians; the people who had been oppressing the Israellites. But the bush itself did not burn up and Israel itself would be unscathed in the great rescue. Next week, we will be looking at the Passover and thinking about why this story is so important to both Jews and Christians.
In Science, we have been exploring the solar system. We learned how the tilt of the Earth causes our seasons. Some children were wondering if there was a place where the Sun was just glancing over the top of the Earth. Would that mean that the Sun never set? Some in the class have had first hand experience of the Land of the Midnight Sun and could tell stories of staying up past midnight!